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and israel, with israel expa expanding its air assaults targeting gaza's infrastructure. hamas is firing back with new longer range weapons, reaching jerusalem for the first time. we've got reporters standing by live in tel aviv and gaza. >>> then we'll introduce you to a pretty incredible 9-year-old girl that was left paralyzed by a car accident caused by a drunk driver. she wanted him to understand just how his actions impacted her life. she wrote a very emotional letter that was read at his sentencing. >>> and it's been a year since michelle parker was last seen. she disappeared the same day she appeared on an episode of "the people's court." we'll get an update on where that investigation stands. >>> cheer leading a fun part of many sports in high school, college and pros, but it can be incredibly dangerous as well and that has a lot of parents worried. coming up, the consequences when things go wrong. >>> a bit later, lauren scruggs is going to stop by. it's been nearly a year since she was injured by a spinning propeller. she's doing amazingly well, but it's been a tough road. she'll jo
at least one hamas rocket shot down overnight by israel's anti-missiles system protecting tel aviv as israel launch aes series of strikes in gaza. >>> courageous choice, a miss america contestant makes a bold choice about her health to avoid the breast cancer that took her mother's life. >>> and one-two punch. in a night of upsets, the top two teams in college football both lose, turning the national championship picture on its head and leaving notre dame fighting irish fans with big smiles on their faces today, sunday, november 18th within 2012. ouncer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >>> and i'm lester holt. a lot of talk of ceasefire between israel and hamas, but certainly not happening. the two sides going in opposite directions launching a series of strikes at each other. we'll get a live update from gaza in just a moment. >>> and then the question so many have been asking in the wake of this sex scandal involving david petraeus, what abo
deadly violence in the middle east overnight between israel and hamas. nbc chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in gaza this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt, it is not a good time to be a hamas military leader on the strip. they are being systematically picked off, killed in their homes, in cars, on motorcycles, many have gone into hiding, turning off cell phones, avoiding all usual locations. israel's war to stop hamas' rockets continued. with 100 strikes in the air and from the sea. hamas is still able to launch homemade, iranian made rockets towards southern israel and tel aviv. there were around 40 new launches today. not all are hitting their mark because in israel there's a new national hero, the mobile iron dome defense system, proving to be the most effective of its kind in the world. of the thousand rockets israel says hamas fired in the last six days, about a third have been intercepted by the iron dome. in gaza, there are no air defenses at all, and israel appears to have superb intelligence, locating and destroying individual hamas home
to ramallah, the palestinian authority. of course, no direct talks with hamas. the united states does not deal directly with terrorist organizations. then it's off to cairo and a meet with president morsi because it is the egyptian president that is the liaison if you will in these talks with hamas. the goal here is to create space, buy time to try to see if they can prevent israel from doing a full-fledged ground invasion. seeing if they can get some sort of temporary cease-fire to create room for a more negotiated settlement. shuttle diplomacy is back. >> what about the risk/reward. if she accomplishes something, then that's a great feather in her cap and the administration's. but if she doesn't, does she come off as being ineffective? >> well, there is a risk to this. i talked to the white house aides. i said, look, are you sendinger in because you think there's something precooked that they have a possibility of basically pushing this over the finish line, getting it done and they admitted they're not there. they do feel as if it is needed to sort of nudge things along. you are right, poli
attacks getting food has become more difficult this man explained. hamas has not fired into southern israel and israel fired into gaza with the death toll so far is 19, including 5 children. the latest violence exploded with israel assassinated hamas' military chief on wednesday n.gaza, gunfire, anger and defiance and a creaseless barrage of rockets and missiles, the israeli air force carrying out what it called precision strikes, but in crowded gaza it's the civilians who bear the brunt. this child, the son of a local bbc technician, was 11 months old when he was killed by an israeli air strike. savannah, you know, we've been speaking to palestinians here, and the sense they have is fear and anxiety. they are extremely afraid of what could be coming next on the horizon. the focus though is what is it going to take to break this impact now between the palestinian factions and the israeli government? so far there's no indication that there's a truce in place. within the last hour the israeli air force has carried out strikes, including one that killed a palestinian child. savannah, ba
between israel and hamas appears to be holding. eamon, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, willie. well, for the first time in nine days, we're not hearing the sounds of israeli drones or fighter jets above us. we're not hearing any air strikes. ordinary palestinians are going about their business. shops are reopening. the question on everyone's mind, though, will this cease-fire last? >> on the streets of gaza, celebration and joy late into the night. days of intense negotiations finally leading to a fragile but critical cease-fire. >> we're at the hold, the rocket attacks must end, a broader calm return. this is a critical moment for the region. >> but the nighttime celebrations gave way to gaza's daytime realities. families sent up mourning tents to receive condolences. officials here say more than 160 palestinians were killed. for thousands of palestinians, the calm gave them a chance to return to their abandoned homes for the first time in days when israel dropped leaflets warning them to evacuate the area, he did. in the last attack on gaza, his brother was killed and their
out that they were not. today hamas called this a heroic attack. matt? >> stephanie gosk in tel aviv. a man mow hadean is in gaza. good morning to you. >>. >> good morning, matt. what a difference 24 hours make. yesterday, the palestinian people in gaza woke up to the news that a truce could be signed by the end of the day. on wednesday morning, they woke up to the sound of more shelling, a higher death toll and the news that a cease-fire could be reached. it's not happening any time soon. >> there were talks of peace late into the night. but in gaza, it was anything but quiet. while factions traded fire, secretary of state hillary clinton arrived to the region to broker a truce. meeting today with mahmoud abbas and last night with israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. >> the united states will work with our partners toward an outcome that bolsters security for the people of israel. improved conditions for the people of gaza and move toward a comprehensive peace. >> while the sides talk peace, gaza remained a war zone. daylight revealed the scope of israel's destruction. this i
on wednesday killing hamas' military commander. more than 100 have been wounded. >>> the president heads to the new york area today to survey the damage left in the wake of superstorm sandy. this after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans would hurt job creation. >>> new health concerns this morning for yet another popular caffeinated drink, 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy. according to the fda, reports date back to 2009, dozens involving life-threatening issues like convulsions, heart attacks, and even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the energy shot drink says it is unaware that any deaths can be proven to be caused by 5-hour energy and that the drink is safe when used as directed. >>> nbc news has confirmed this morning, british oil giant bp has agreed to pay a record criminal penalty as it nears a federal settlement over the 2010 gulf oil disaster. the
of the parliament speaker in damascus. this as the government shutters the office of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> officials from american airlines and u.s. airways are reportedly meeting today to discuss the benefits and downsides of a possible merger. both airlines announced last week that they had signed a non-disclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x" factor judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with the publishers to write her first solo novel. the hollywood reporter says the work of fiction would probably incorporate elements of spears' real life. spears has already one fiction and one nonfiction book to her credit, both co-written with her mother. it's now four minutes after the hour. you're up to date. let's go back outside with al with another check of the weather right across the way. >> outside comes inside, a beautiful thing. w
killed in a rocket attack after the israelis took out the top military commander of hamas in this strike on wednesday. we'll have a live report from tel aviv coming up straight ahead. >>> and one of the most popular energy drinks on the market. these five-hour energy capsules have been cited as a possible factor in 13 deaths. weeks after similar reports tied to monster drinks. we'll have more on that story. and then we'll take a turn, and i know, matt, it's only rock 'n' roll, but you like it. >>> i'm an unabashed lover of the rolling stones and they're celebrating their 50th anniversary. what do they remember as their early days as rock's original bad boys. what would they change if they could do it all again? we'll have an interview coming up. >> you're excited, you're even tweeting about it. >>> we begin with the ever widening scandal that led to the resignation of david petraeus. andrea mitchell is here with the latest. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. in his first comments on the scandal, president obama says he's withholding judgment for now on the fbi inquiry that e
struck the gaza strip as retaliation for rocket attacks from the hamas-controlled area. >>> police say the deaths of five family members in toledo, ohio were the result of a murder-suicide. officials say the apparent intentional carbon monoxide poisoning killed three children, their uncle and their grandmother who were in the midst of a bitter custody dispute. >>> nascar superstar jeff gordon is going to have to pay up for intentionally wrecking rival clint bowyer's car in sunday's race at the phoenix international raceway. gordon was fined $100,000, got docked 25 points and is on probation through the end of this year but avoids a suspension. the scrape-up caused a major fracas between the two drivers' pit crew. >>> an incredible plane crash caught on tape in brazil. take a look at this small plane careened right off the landing strip near the sao paulo airport. the pilot suffered serious injuries. now back to matt and savannah. >> now to al who is outside with a one direction crowd. >> normally our stage is down by 49th street. at 48th street this time to give as many people a chance
tells me, but the ceasefire didn't hold. israel announced on twitter hamas hadn't stopped firing into southern israel, and israel fired into gaza where the death toll is 19, including five children. the latest violence exploded when they fired the chief thursday, a barrage of rockets and missiles. israeli air force calling out precision strikes. in crowded gaza, the civilians bear the brunt. this child, son of a local bbc technician was 11 months old when he was killed by an israeli air strike. savannah, we've been speaking to palestinians here, and the sense they have is fear and anxiety. they're extremely afraid of what could be coming next on the horizon. the focus is what is it going to take to break the impact between the palestinian fax and the israeli government. so far, there's no indication there's a truce in place. in fact, in the last hour, the israeli air force carried out strikes, including one that killed a palestinian child. back to you. >> thank you. >>> ex cia director david petraeus is being grilled about libya as his former agency launches investigation into hi
and rockets that smuggle to hamas. in the second term, no foreign policy challenge is more critical. the president has been dealing with iran's suspected nuclear threats. >> andrea mitchell in washington. thanks so much. >>> egypt islamists approved a draft constitution this morning that could further enrage anti-government protesters. it was passed without participation of liberal and christian members. human rights experts fear it could give muslim clerics influence over legislation and restrict freedom of speech and women's rights. >>> a spokesman says former president george h.w. bush should be able to leave the hospital by the weekend. he has been hospitalized for complications from bronchitis. >>> last day of trading for november. what's moving the markets? good morning, kayla. >> the stocks are following the fiscal cliff and the market dove yesterday on comments from house speaker john boehner. data released yesterday showed economic growth in the u.s. is still weak. consumers and businesses alike are putting a hold on spending. natalie? >> thank you. >>> and a grade school i
. this as a government shutters the offices of hamas breaking with the militant group it once backed against israel. >>> official with american airlines and u.s. airways are discussing the benefits of a possible merger. both airlines announced they had signed a nondisclosure agreement and would exchange confidential information while they evaluate a potential combination. american's parent company filed for bankruptcy protection nearly one year ago. >>> "x factor" judge britney spears is becoming a woman of letters. the pop star is currently in talks with a publisher to write her first solo novel. the hollywood novelist said it will incorporate parts of her life. she has one fiction and one nonfiction book co written with her hour. it is 4 minutes after 10:00. al, a check on the weather. >> that's right. outside comes incompetent side. beautiful thing. let's see what we've got for you weather wise. as natalie mentioned, we have a nor'easter. along the coast, bans of waves spreading north. we have a storm surge we're expecting. ocean city, maryland, all the way up to new haven, connecticut, two to f
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